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Ron Paul: I’m the ‘flavor of the decade’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Sunday continued the trend of presidential candidates comparing themselves and others to ice cream. A recent poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers by The Des Moines Register has Paul in second place behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. “We’ve had the flavor up the month…

Atheist group urges California’s Camp Pendleton to remove Christian cross

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging Camp Pendleton, a major Marine Corps base near San Diego, to remove a Christian cross on top of a hill in the Camp Horno area. A small group of people, including a military chaplain, erected the 13-foot cross on the hill inside the…

Bachmann: Deport all undocumented immigrants

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann insisted Saturday that it was time deported all undocumented immigrants. During a forum with the GOP candidates on Fox News Saturday, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) asked Bachmann how she would go about deporting all 11 million of the undocumented. “I want people to…

ACLU defends disabled Occupy Raleigh protester’s right to free speech

A 57-year-old disabled woman who was arrested for refusing to move her chair, which she required to use because of back problems, will receive legal representation from the The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation. Margaret Schucker was sitting in a chair on a public sidewalk while…

China ‘deeply concerned’ over U.S. solar ruling

BEIJING — China said it was “deeply concerned” after a US trade panel ruled that Chinese companies have harmed the US solar panel industry by selling products at unfairly cheap prices. The US International Trade Commission voted unanimously on Friday that there was a “reasonable indication” that Chinese solar cell…

Texas drought leaves heartbreaking toll of abandoned horses

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – The yearlong Texas drought is taking a heartbreaking toll on horses and donkeys, thousands of which have been abandoned by owners who can no longer afford the skyrocketing price of the hay needed to feed them. “We get 20 to 40 calls a week that horses…

Gingrich surges in new Iowa presidential poll

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – A surge in support for Republican White House hopeful Newt Gingrich has made him the new front-runner in Iowa, which holds the first of next year’s presidential nominating contests, according to a closely watched opinion poll published on Saturday. Gingrich, a former speaker of the…

Ex-Colorado sheriff hit with more charges in drug case

DENVER (Reuters) – A former Colorado sheriff accused of trading methamphetamine for sex was charged on Friday with additional counts of soliciting a prostitute and attempting to influence a public official, court documents showed. Retired Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan, a onetime national “sheriff of the year,” was arrested earlier…

Judge rules Seattle college can evict Occupy protesters

SEATTLE (Reuters) – A judge rejected on Friday a bid by anti-Wall Street activists to block their eviction from a Seattle community college, clearing the way for the city to remove them as early as next week. Officials at Seattle Central Community College said they would start posting no-camping notices…

Penn State’s Paterno never raised charges with Sandusky: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ousted Penn State football coach Joe Paterno never confronted former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky with accusations that Sandusky had molested young boys, even though Paterno had reportedly been told of the incidents, the New York Times said on Saturday. In an interview with the Times, Sandusky…

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